Whose Pancakes Are Better? (Rickshaw Recipes)
by: Brian Clarke and Adam Slight
Pancakes are wonderful Sunday brunch after a night of rickshaw running. They’re cheap, filling, and if made with good ingredients, very healthy fuel for an active lifestyle. Pancakes are so good, and we’ve eaten them so much, that a few of us at Ottawa Rickshaws have developed our own pancake recipes. But which one tastes better? We’ll leave that up to you to decide!
Adam’s Pancakes for Hippies and Squirrels: The Fruit and Nut Supreme
- 2 Cups of Bisquick Pancake mix
- 1 Cup of Milk
- 2 Eggs
- 1-2 hand-full of fresh blue berries (Make sure they aren’t frozen)
- 1 Banana
- 2/3 Cup of Peanut Butter
- 2/3 Cup of crushed walnut
- Mix the Pancake mix, and milk into a big bowl
- Crack the eggs into the mix, and stir until batter is smooth
- Add Banana into the mix. Smoosh thoroughly until banana becomes consistent with mix
- Add 2/3 Cup of peanut butter. Squish thoroughly until consistent with mix (If the mix is too thick, stir in small quantities of milk)
- Stir in blueberries and walnuts
- Butter/Oil pan on medium heat.
- Pour mix onto pan in small 4” plops
- Flip when plop begins to bubble
- Serve when both sides are browned, cooked fully through.
Serve with syrup and fruit, and you’ve got yourself a derned good flapper-jack! YUUUM!
Brian’s Tropical Thunder Coconut Pancakes
- ½ cup coconut flour (available cheaply at Bulk Barn)
- 1 tbsp. coconut palm sugar (Bulk Barn, again)
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of baking powder
- 1 can of coconut milk (available cheaply at Wal-Mart or an Asian grocery store)
- 3 eggs
- Chopped tropical fruit, such as banana, mango, pineapple or more coconut
- Mix flour, sugar, salt and baking soda in a small bowl.
- Beat eggs until very bubbly and fluffy in a large bowl. Add coconut milk and stir.
- Add dry mix to egg/coconut milk and stir until smooth and consistent.
- Heat oil (preferably coconut oil to stick with the theme!) in a pan on medium heat.
- Pour batter into pan in small pancake-sized portions, cook into first side is browned, flip and cook until second side is browned.
- Serve with chopped tropical fruit and, if you like, syrup.
So, we ask you: Whose pancakes are better!? Vote above, and leave us a comment explaining why you chose a certain one.